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Why Do Some Injury Claims Take Longer to Settle?

  Injury claims can seem uncertain due to the many variables involved in the claims process. While settling an injury claim will take time, there may be a point where …

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Motorcycle Awareness Month in Texas

With summer approaching, the warmer weather brings out more motorcycle riders than any other time of year. The increase of motorcycles on the roadways also brings more motorcycle accidents. The …

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ADMISSIBILITY OF POLICE OFFICER OPINIONS IN A CRASH REPORT

Every day in Texas, many people are injured or killed in car accidents, and a driver’s negligence causes the crash. A Texas crash report is generally admitted into evidence in …

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On the Job Injury in Texas-is it Worker’s Comp or a Personal Injury Case?

Texas Personal Injury or Worker’s Compensation Claim? This is a question that comes up frequently in our Houston personal injury law practice. Someone is injured on the job and wonders …

Head Injury in car crash
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About Concussions after a Car Accident 

  Concussions and brain injuries frequently feature in popular media. They can occur during any activity that causes trauma to the head, including sporting events and, of course, car accidents. …

Texas mitigation of damages defense
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Mitigation of Damages in Texas Personal Injury Cases

What is Mitigating Damages? Mitigating damages means minimizing your damages, a concept the law recognizes in certain circumstances. For personal injury victims, it means doing things to keep things from …

Handling a personal injury case without a lawyer
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Handling a Personal Injury Case Without a Lawyer

In my over 30 years of practicing as a personal injury attorney in Houston, Texas, one of the single most significant mistakes that I see personal injury victims make is expecting the …

Parked tractor-trailer accident
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Accidents With Stalled or Parked Big Rigs

  We have all seen big-rigs or 18-wheelers pulled to the side of the road, unable to move. Trucks, like any other vehicle, break down occasionally. When they do, they …

State Farm Auto Accident Claims
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Handling a State Farm Car Accident Claim

  State Farm is one of the largest auto insurance companies doing business in the state of Texas. State Farm’s reputation is good. But handling a claim with State Farm …

Truck Crash on US 59 Beeville, TX
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Fatal Truck Accident Kills One on US 59 Near Beeville, TX

An 18-wheeler accident in Beeville caused the death of one person Tuesday morning. According to reports, the fatal accident included both a semi-truck and two other vehicles. The crash happened …

Event Data recorders and car wrecks
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How On-Board Computer Data Can Help Your Texas Car Accident Case

  If the idea of a black box or computer data proving the details of an accident makes you think of an airplane, it’s time to think smaller (or closer …

What to do after a fatal auto accident?
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What Happens When Someone Dies in a Car Wreck in Texas?

  In 2020, there were about 38,700 traffic-related fatalities in the U.S. A fatal car accident can have far-reaching consequences for surviving family members. Oftentimes, the period after losing someone you love …